In honor of Leap Day 2016, we are doing our best Buzz Feed imitation by presenting “29 reasons to use the Mac Lab”. Print a paper for class. (30 copies max!) Pick up a color print job. (Submit print requests on the Mac Lab OrgSync portal.) Make a copy of a document. (Yes, our printer is a copier, too!) Scan a document and email it to someone. (Well, someone using an @calu.edu email.) Scan and print a document. (See #1) Pick up a large-format print that you requested online. (See #2) Meet with a graphic designer about a poster or logo for your club or event. Meet with a web developer about creating a website on OrgSync. Meet with a web developer about updating an existing website. Work on a class project with your group at our collaboration table. (Rumor has it that it has special powers.) Attend an OrgSync workshop. Pick up a card reader to take attendance at your event or meeting. (Request one at our OrgSync portal.) Attend a design workshop. Work on a paper for class. Work on a design project using Adobe CS for class. Work on a video using Adobe Premiere or iMovie. Edit […]

The Maclab has come to love (or hate) a few text editors over the years. We’ve used both free and paid versions of editors and in this post we’ll talk about our favorites. We’ll give some PROs and CONs as well as why we have moved away from Dreamweaver completely.

This social media series has been developed specifically for clubs and their advisors. Each session will be offered as a live presentation and will also be available to watch live online via Ustream on SAI’s Facebook page, fb.me/SAIatCalU.

I love information, therefore I love libraries. Cal U’s Manderino Library, for example, has an exciting new collection of books available online for computer science and information technology buffs: Safari Books Online. You can find the list of the library’s 100 hand-picked, full-text e-books by visiting thelibrary’s website, clicking ‘S’ under Browse the library’s alphabetical list of resources, then finding Safari Books Online, the first item under the Subscription Resources section, or simply clicking here. I was blown away by the titles, many of which are on the Mac Lab’s bookshelf (and in desperate need of updating). Titles such as, PHP and MySQL Web Development, Microsoft C#, HTML and CSS in 24 Hours and Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours. Tip: Don’t stay logged on when you are finished reading a title. The service can only support 4 simultaneous users at once! Thanks to Alyssa Archer, Manderino Library, for sharing this invaluable resource!

Stop by the lab next week for one or more of our one-hour workshops.Registration is encouraged, but not required, as seating is limited.Students: Mac Lab workshops can be entered as a Professional/Educational Development activity on your Activities Transcript. See a staff member for details. MON Mac for PC UsersLearn how to do common PC tasks on a Mac. (Yes, we know this isn’t web-related, but don’t you secretly wish you knew how to use a Mac? ) TUES Deconstructing a WebpageIf you don’t want to create a website, but might need to make an edit or two, join us as take a look at the source code. WED Embedding MediaWant to add a YouTube video or an MP3 to your webpage or an email? We’ll show you how. THU Creating a (very) Basic WebsiteSo you’re ready to take the plunge and create your own website. You’ll leave this session with a two-page website of your very own. FRI FBML for Facebook Fan PagesNow that you know HTML, you can use it on Facebook with the FBML application. Come ready to edit your fan page! For more information, or to register, email Pam (delverne@calu.edu) or Ian (moffitt@calu.edu), or phone the lab […]

These are the official tutorials to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and so on.  They explain everything in a simple to understand, try-it-yourself approach with examples.  This is how some of us working here learned how to do everything.  Just promise not to take our jobs.